Zucchini Walnut Pancakes




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These healthy 5 grain Zucchini Walnut Pancakes have all the flavors of your favorite zucchini bread, with an extra boost of nutrition ~ what a way to start the day!

Nobody lingers in bed when these ‘healthier’ pancakes are on the griddle ~ you’d be amazed at the difference the multi-grain baking mix makes in this recipe.

I know the ingredient list looks overwhelming.  That’s because of all the whole grains.  You can substitute all purpose flour if you want to, but you’d be missing out on so much of the heartiness, nutrition and flavor of these pancakes.  Bob’s Red Milland Arrowhead Millsmake great flours, and lots of grocery stores are starting to carry some of them.  You can always find them online.

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Zucchini Walnut Pancakes
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Yield: makes 8 large pancakes

Ingredients

    dry ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup barley flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp each: cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger
    wet ingredients
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the yogurt, buttermilk, egg and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add to the dry and mix just until combined.
  3. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts.
  4. Cook the pancakes on a hot, lightly greased skillet. The batter will be thick, so nudge it out into a circle after you ladle it out. Flip when the edges are beginning to look a little dry.

 

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12 Comments

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    Magnolia Verandah
    June 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Definitely healthy and they look so so good! Love the zucchini and walnuts- wonder if I could substitute grated pumpkin?

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    shannon weber
    June 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    it’s totally zucchini time, isn’t it! I love this time of year; in the midwest we get TONS of them, all huge, all delicious. and perfect for making baked goods out of, like these pancakes, which look phenomenal. I never thought about doing that; i typically throw them repeatedly into muffins and bread, but I know someone who would just lose it (in a good way) over these. yay!

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    June 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    The long list of different flours is the main reason why I love these pancakes Sue! Perfect way to move from the traditional bread.

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    belleau kitchen
    June 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

    So moreish and so healthy too with all those wonderful ingredients. Almost a health food. No? I think I could convince myself!

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    Amy
    June 2, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Outdone yourself here, Sue. These pancakes look awesome — even better than your banana buttermilk pancakes. I will definitely be making these sometime this summer.

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    Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    June 2, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Oh yum! This will be on the breakfast menu! Have a great day!

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    bellini
    June 2, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I bookmarked these when I saw them on Facebook. Once I am overloaded with zucchini you will find them in my kitchen!!

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    Rebecca
    June 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Oh my gosh they look amazing! Nom nom x

    http://www.girlaboutchelts.blogspot.com

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    Chris Scheuer
    June 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I am losing it looking at these pancakes, I already had lunch but could so eat a plateful of these right now! I admit I’m a huge pancake sucker but to make them super healthy like these are combines the best of the best!

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    Patty Price
    June 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Is it time for breakfast yet!?! Actually I want a stack of these beauties for dinner-I’m just in love with these wholesome flavorful pancakes ;-)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    June 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Just got done shooting pancakes for a post this week! Yours look far healthier than mine do! I love baking/cooking with zucchini! So much moisture and softness it adds!

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    June 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    These are the type of pancakes that once you eat them for breakfast, you don’t need another thing until dinner. They look fabulous.

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